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Trooper Joel R. Davis | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Trooper

Joel R. Davis

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 3814

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Trooper Joel Davis was shot and killed in Theresa, New York, while responding to a domestic disturbance and shots fired call at 34371 Route 46.

At some point during the incident the male subject murdered his wife and wounded another woman who lived on the property. Trooper Davis was shot and killed after arriving at the scene. The subject, an active duty Army member, surrendered as additional units arrived at the home.

Trooper Davis had served with the New York State Police for four years and had previously served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Superintendent George P. Beach II
New York State Police
1220 Washington Ave
PIO - Building 22
Albany, NY 12226

Phone: (518) 783-3211

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So I have to ask, where is all the anger and protests for your life being taken? Or for your family left to deal with shattered dreams and heartache? Maybe I missed it. But what I didn’t miss, is the fact that you made the ultimate sacrifice to stop an active shooter, vermin hell bent on killing innocent people, fulfilling our sacred oath, “To Protect and Serve”.
The dust settles, the news fades away…but the pain lingers for your family, the Dallas Police Department, and a nation of fellow officers who know too well the sick feeling when one of us goes down. Yet, day after day, we strap on a gun, pin on the badge, kiss our family so long, never knowing if this is actually “goodbye”, and live on the streets with vermin such as this. We drive by residential neighborhoods where we see families enjoying dinner together, safe and warm, enjoying the American way of life. A life that we swore to protect at all costs, everyone’s life because all life matters…even ours.
This has been a horrid year for law enforcement officers dying in the line of duty. The mayhem and carnage seems to know no end, as does the criticism of a select few, very few, and of course, the media. The same media that has yet to cover a story of a fallen officer’s family life in coping with the loss.
Thank you for your service, your dedication to duty and professionalism. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. ... Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ...

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary Fl Police
July 25, 2017

 

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